Early College High School Week March 23 - March 27, 2015
Posted on 03/23/2015
Early College High School Week March 23 - March 27, 2015

Early College High School Week is an annual celebration of the outstanding achievements and progress made by early college high schools. Early college high schools and their partners around the country bring together students, administrators, parents, community leaders, and legislators to celebrate each year.

The Week will continue highlighting Early College Designs, proven to increase high school graduation and college-readiness rates among students who are least likely to attend college through academic rigor and college-level courses, not remediation.

Currently, 280 early college schools across 32 states serve more than 80,000 students each year. Early college students are predominately minorities. Many are from low-income families, and few of their parents have attended college. Despite these facts, they have achieved remarkable results:

90% of students graduate from high school (compared to 78% of students nationally)

94% of graduates earn at least some college credits

71% of graduates enroll in college immediately after high school

30% of students earn an Associate’s degree or college certificate

38 is the average number of college credits early college students earn

Our current Edcouch-Elsa Early College High School serves 125 students of which 50 are currently taking two Dual Enrollment courses, through South Texas College, that will count towards their core courses for an undergraduate degree or an associate’s degree. Summer ECHS Dual Enrollment courses will be available. We are currently recruiting for our next year’s cohort and expect a positive response as it has been well received by our community.

If you know of or have a child who is a current eight grader who can benefit please contact Mr. Castillo at micastillo@eeisd.org for an application. There are only 125 slots available and all other applicants will be wait-listed.